Monthly Archives: July 2013

Paying Rent Through Service

I was walking home today, through a building on BYU campus, and I saw this…

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Who is N. Eldon Tanner?
Nathan Eldon Tanner was a politician from the Canadian province of Alberta.

Where is this thing found?
This can be found at the Tanner Building on BYU campus. This building houses the Marriott School of Management, and at the groundbreaking, Tanner was recognized as “an exemplar of the arts of management … and as an appropriate role model for our students in management.” (see this article)

BYU is a religious school…where does N. Eldon Tanner come in?
Tanner was a business leader for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

So let’s get back to the quote…
“Service is the rent we pay for living in this world of ours.” I love service! For the past 2 years, I have made an effort to make service a big part of my life, and I feel I have succeeded. Service has blessed my life beyond measure. SERIOUSLY. And now, I have a new favorite quote!

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Now what?
Now, go out and pay rent!

(if only service could pay the rent for my apartment…)

Thank you, Nathan Eldon Tanner, for the inspiration. And thank you to the incredible sculptor who made this…

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“Service is the rent we pay for living in this world of ours.” – N. Eldon Tanner


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This is for those who have EVER thought “Oh, I’m not the creative type…”

Now tell me….what is something you have recently created?


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Be Aware

So I was walking on BYU campus one day a few months ago. I was by the MCKB (McKay Building), which is where I used to basically live, because 90% of my classes were there.

Anyways, I saw this construction truck parked on the sidewalk…

downsized_0522130937And I thought “Really? You couldn’t pick one side or the other? How’s a wheelchair supposed to get through comfortably? Or someone carrying a large box?”

So I got out a sticky note, and wrote something….



In case you can’t read that, it says “Please consider parking on one side of the walkway as opposed to the middle. That would make it easier for wheelchairs to get by. Have a great day! Thanks! -an accessibility-aware citizen”

I put it on the windshield of the truck and went on my own merry way. 


downsized_0523131237It was parked on one side of the pathway!


downsized_0529131233It was again parked on one side only! 

I guess my note worked : )






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